Unexpected Everyday Items Loaded with Germs

If you think that germs lurk only in your bathroom and toilet then you are wrong. There are some hidden spots where there are a lot of germs. Know 6 unexpected everyday items that are loaded with bacteria.

Varsha Vats
Other DiseasesWritten by: Varsha VatsPublished at: Nov 20, 2018
Updated at: Nov 20, 2018
Unexpected Everyday Items Loaded with Germs

You try your best to avoid contact with germs as much as possible. If you think that germs lurk only in your bathroom and toilet then you are wrong. There are some hidden spots where there are a lot of germs but you are totally unaware of that. Some everyday items act as a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Here are some top items that are loaded with germs and also know ways to get rid of germs from them.


A handbag is considered as one of the dirtiest items that we use every day. The handles are dirtier than the bottom. You touch your handbag many times a day so you become more prone to germs. You must disinfect your handbag regularly by cleaning it by antibacterial wipes. Also whenever you use a public washroom try not to keep your handbag just like that, put some tissue papers first then keep your bag on tissues. You can also clean your hands with a sanitiser after keeping your handbag.

Also read: 5 Public Places that have most Germs

Mobile phones

You touch your mobile phone uncountable times a day but do you know they are loaded with germs as well. You must clean your phone each day. As they are handy, it is easy to clean them anywhere. Just take some wipes and clean your smartphone daily. For the screen, you can use wipes which are specially meant for cleaning screens of gadgets. Do not take your phone along with you when you go to the toilet to prevent the deposition of germs on it.

Kitchen sponge

Sponges might be used for cleaning but they are breeding grounds for bacteria. As you clean everything with kitchen sponges the germs easily get accumulated on them. To stop the spread of germs from kitchen sponges you should changes then regularly. You can also clean them in boiling water at the end of the day.

Washing machine

A washing machine is another uncommon place where you can find a lot of germs and bacteria. Washing machine cleans all the dirt from your clothes but it leads to accumulation of germs in it. If you leave wet laundry in it, then it becomes an ideal environment for bacteria to grow and multiply. If there are germs in your washing machine then they are more chances of spread into the clothes. If you want to avoid the growth of germs inside your washing machine clean your machine after washing your clothes. You should also wash your clothes in warm water to stop the bacteria to grow.

Also read: Germiest public places revealed

Restaurant menus

Restaurant menus are touched thousand times by different people. Public spots are full of germs. To stop the spread of germs through restaurant menus, the restaurant owner should disinfect the menus regularly. As you hold the menu before eating you should also clean your hands after holding the menu to stop the direct transfer of germs into your mouth.


You might not be aware but your toothbrush is full of germs as well. When you leave your toothbrush wet after brushing your teeth, it creates a healthy environment for the bacteria to develop. Also, your brush comes in contact with bacteria outside. Try to wipe your brush after use and place it in a closed cabinet to avoid accumulation of germs. 

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